Before and after hair color

It took 3 hours to get it like this.  It’s a lot of work. This is $200 job but she gave me $140..I.told her  $150 but she was short on cash. I’m following my first gut instinct to charge what the job is worth instead of charging cheap and then walking around all resentful. Charge your worth. At the end of the day if you are late to an appointment they will drop kick you and go somewhere else.

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Purple ombre

I don’t know if I posted this picture or not, just got done with work. Long day. I did this last nite..I love when my clients send me selfies. I enjoy doing all the fun colors..I feel like  a kid playing with playdo.šŸ˜€

Hairdresser problemsĀ 

This is a perfect example at how you get treated when you don’t charge your worth and you give people discounts. I charged her $90 for a $350 dollar job. She wants platinum blond and her hair is black. These things take time. Cut the story short its never blond enough for her she comes in once a year. You need consistency on your blond sesions. I offered to do one session free next week. We got into a uncomfortable text message feud  today and that was her last text to me. Good riddence!!šŸ¤£šŸ¤£ I’m glad I’m releasing negative vibes out of my life.  I need to take a past due vacation I can’t do it giving discounts.

Hair color

I darkened Jenna’s haircolor..I lost a bag full of brand new haircolors. I think I left it in a Uber car. I’m really liking the new salon where I work but my back is killing from all the stress of Chase bank not reimbursing me my  $1,124 fraudulent check and my car being stolen and crashed into a pole. Jehovah God is good to me, one of my elders from my old congregation gave me a thousand dollars to help me out. I’m happy that I finally got my own private studio salon but I’m also in a state of shock of all that I’ve been going through.  It took me 5 hours on Saturday to move my stuff from the old shop and rearrange everything.  Mind you I don’t have much.  Everyone at Sola’s salon is so pleasant helpful and nice!! The girls dress pretty, wear make up and take care of their appearance.  I love the energy and vibe. Everyone is happy when you are not in each other’s face all day šŸ˜‚šŸ¤£ the private studios makes it all the better. You don’t have burning incents all day. I can eat in peace without bumping into anyone while I’m trying to mix my hair color,.the list goes on..I’m happy. I hope that May finds a awesome person to rent the space where I was at, she says she’s leaving it open for me to come back..I can’t go back. May is the nicest salon owner I’ve ever worked at. I just couldn’t do it anymore. I outgrew replace. I felt like I was working in a convelesent hospital. There would be like 4 walkers in the way when I would  try to rinse my client’s highlights..I’m so hyper I feared the worse. I felt like I would bump into one of those fragile seniors and make them fall. Maybe one day when I retire I will give free hair services to the elderly. That would be nice. For now  this is a new beginning a new chapter of Tales  Of The Chair.

TestingĀ 

I’m here at the studio. I brought my sister so that she can help me with ideas. She told me to get rid of the gray walls, she said she feels like she’s in a prison..the gray feels depressing and dull..I noticed my skin looks dull as well. I took this picture to test and see what hair color would look like against the gray wall. I’m not feeling the hair color. It looks nothing like it does in person..I think I’m going to pick a warm base color to make the place look cozy. I just did my sister’s hair at the other shop. I felt bad walking out as I haven’t told the owner that one  I am leaving.

I’m sure she’s going to be stressed about trying to cover the rent now that I won’t be there. Sometimes in life you have to say good byes and continue on a different journey.  You outgrow people and situations, you get the urge to move forward, it’s a little scary but you must hope for the best. Life is about growing. You cannot stay stuck in ruts. You get what you feel you deserve.  I deserve peace, tranquility and a safe environment for my client. Just last year a girl got shot on the Plaza outside where I work. She died. It was due to road rage, some say it was gang related. Who knows. There is really no place to hide. The world has turned into one big ghetto..not even the best neighborhoods are safe from hanious crimes. For now I feel safe in my small studio. I’m still trying to process my oncoming move…it’s like a dream…

Well I better get ready for the gym New Salon, new body…..BTW that is my funny sister in this picture. I call her Becky with the good hair..haha…you can throw her in the pool and her hair still looks pretty šŸ’œšŸ’‡šŸ˜Ž